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(VIDEO) The Crown Prince Couple of Japan View an Exhibition at The National Art Center.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan arrived at The National Art Center in Roppongi (a district in Tokyo) to view the exhibition, Musée du Louvre: Peinture de Genre – Scènes de la vie Quotidienne.

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the The National Art Center, Musée du Louvre, Nippon Television Network Corporation,  and Yomiuri Shimbun, consists of:

“…83 works that were carefully selected from the Musée du Louvre’s massive collection, traces the development of genre painting across four centuries, from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century. In addition to Vemeer’s ‘The Astronomer’, which will be shown in Japan for the first time, the exhibition presents works by prominent painters from every era and region including Tiziano, Rembrandt, Murillo, Watteau, Chardin, and Millet, allowing viewers to enjoy the diverse charms of genre painting.”

Musée du Louvre: Peinture de Genre – Scènes de la vie Quotidienne will be open to the public until June 1, 2015.

TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend an Evening Concert. Plus, Other News.

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On Monday, May 25, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended the Vienna Boys’ Choir concert held at Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Earlier in the day Their Imperial Majesties met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mr. Najib Razak, and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, at the Imperial Palace.

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(VIDEO) TIHs Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan Attend a Memorial Service in Tokyo.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan accompanied by the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzō Abe, attended a memorial service for “… Japan’s unidentified war dead…” held at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo.

According to the newspaper, Japan Times, the remains of:

“…2,498 unidentified soldiers were brought home by the government and other groups from places including the Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands and Russia.  With the addition, the number of the war dead honored at the cemetery totals 362,570…”

(VIDEO) HRH Prince Harry of Wales Participates in a Charity Polo Match.

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales participated in the Maserati Jerudong Trophy match held at the Cirencester Park Polo Club in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.

According to the Telegraph newspaper, Sunday’s match “…benefited two charities of which Prince Harry is patron: WellChild, which supports the families of sick children, and MapAction, which works in disaster zones to provide information on where relief help is needed.”

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(VIDEO) Henry VIII

Here is the oh-so-cheerful documentary entitled, Inside the Court of Henry VIII, for you to enjoy during this holiday weekend.

Henry VIII is the most iconic king of English history. Part medieval tyrant, part renaissance prince, he ruled over his people as no king of England had ever done before. He took a country salvaged by his father from the wreck of civil war and set over it a single, sovereign ruler. By the end of his reign the power of the Tudor dynasty was absolute — but at a terrible cost. Personally responsible for the death of two of his own wives, along with many of his closest friends and advisors, he is said to have ordered the execution of up to 72,000 Britons. His reign will go down as one of the bloodiest in history.

The Princely Couple of Monaco Attend the 73rd Edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco.

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by Mr. Andrea Casiraghi, Mr. Pierre Casiraghi, and members of the Monégasque government attended the 73rd Edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco.

The princely couple along with thousands of Formula One fans cheered as German-born, Monégasque resident, Mr. Nico Rosberg, won the Grand Prix de Monaco for the second time. Coming in second place was Mr. Sebastian Vettel with Mr. Lewis Hamilton coming in at a disappointing third place.

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On Saturday evening, May 23, 2015, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene hosted a reception at the Palais Princier for VIPS attending the famous Grand Prix de Monaco as well as Formula One drivers participating in the legendary race.

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Photos courtesy of Getty Images/B. Horvart and the Palais Princier

(VIDEOS) Henry and Anne

Here is the Channel 5 documentary entitled, Henry and Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, hosted by historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb.

TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Preside Over a Ceremony at El Pardo.

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On May 22, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the Oath of Allegiance of the Royal Guards ceremony held at the El Rey Barracks at El Pardo in Madrid.

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Photo courtesy of Casa Real

(VIDEO) News Regarding HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

On May 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the new Zorg Onderwijs Centrum van Koninklijke Kentalis in Zoetermeer.

The Koninklijke Kentalis is a:

“…national organization in the Netherlands specializing in providing diagnostic, care and educational services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf blind, as well as to people with severe speech/language impairment or autistic spectrum disorders accompanied by severe speech and language difficulties.”

During today’s opening Her Majesty was given a tour of the new facility and learned what typr of care as well as education Kentalis has to offer their students “…including Ambulatory Care and Ambulatory Services…” 

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(VIDEO) HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the 2015 ARTZUID.

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the 4th Edtiion of the Biennel Internationale Sculptuurroute ARTZUID 2015 in Amsterdam.

Held under the theme, Een Vertelling in Beelden, curators Mr. Rudi Fuchs and Mr. Maarten Bertheux selected 21 artists from Europe and the United States to showcase their works at the outdoor exhibition.

ARTZUID 2015 will run through September 20, 2015.

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(VIDEO) Members of the Dutch Royal Family Attend an Award Ceremony.

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On the morning of May 21, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 2015 Appeltjes van Oranje award ceremony held at Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag.  This year’s theme was Beter voor Elkaar!

The winners of the award went to Steunstichting Voedsel Focus from Amersfoort, Stichting New Dutch Connections from Utrecht, and Stichting Krusada from Bonaire.

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Photo courtesy of the Oranje Fonds

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Attends a Reception at the Palais de Bruxelles.

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On Thursday, May 21, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended a reception at the Palais de Bruxelles with members of the Confrerie du Maitrank d’Arlon confraternity.

During today’s event His Majesty was inducted as the Grand Echanson d’Honneur de la Royale Confrérie du Maitrank d’Arlon of the group.

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Meets with Mr. Nico Rosberg.

Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco sat down for an informal meeting with Formula One race car driver, Mr. Nico Rosberg, at the  Palais Princier gardens ahead of the 73rd Edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco.